On this podcast we're doing the second part of our three-part series questioning restaurant costs. We're going to get down to the nitty-gritty and find out about labour costs, business expenses, menu prices, and customer views. We also look at some great ways to save on these costs which can make things go a little bit smoother.
On this week's episode we have the wonderful oppurtunity of sitting down with Shannon Simpson and Caroline Fisher and talking about the amazing salad bar program and Huband Elementary. This program provides a healthy nutritious meal available to all the students for a low cost. Students help portion it, serve it, and importantly not waste anything. Grab a plate and dive in with us as we learn about this program and how you could start it in your own school.
Ever wonder how chefs come up with menu prices? Or what goes into creating the dollar amount you see on menus and how exactly restaurants make their money? On this episode, the first of three, we examine the ever fluctuating cost of food itself. Please enjoy, and as always we enjoy your feedback and reviews.
Allain Lepine from 'Island of Eden Farms' joins Chef Jonathan and Darren tonight to talk about their use of hydroponics to grow local greens and veggies. Starting their farm within a 2.5m x 2.5m x 12m space, they make great use of newer farming techniques, such as vertical and horizontal farming. With the ablility to produce fresh greens year long, and no need of pesticides or herbicides. Listen in to learn more!
Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett may be the hosts of the Edible Valley Podcast, but they are also fathers. This time of year, when the kids have all gone back to school, it's easy to get caught in the habit of sending your kids to school with the same lunch, day after day. Tonight (with recurring guest, James McKerricher) we talk about all of the options with kids' school lunches!
Lucky us! Tonight, we get to talk to Eduardo Uranga and Thierry Vrain (and Ivan Loubier) of the CCAC - The Community Created Agricultural Co-op. An ambitious venture - they aim to acquire agricultural land to grow pesticide and antibiotic free foods for 300 families. Listen in and see just how far they've come, how well planned and sourced this project is, and how you can still get involved before it's too late!
Looking for a Chef? Looking for a cook? Join the club! Its becoming more and more difficult to find kitchen staff. Jonathan and Darren discuss what is happening in the 'back of house' across Canada.
It’s fruit picking time again. This time we have a chance to talk with James McKerricher of Lush Valley to find out what’s happening with their fruit picking program and other programs with Lush Valley.
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After teasing for the last few episodes, we finally spill the beans. A long-table dining experience in downtown Courtenay is coming up this Sunday evening and you're invited! The dinner will be on Duncan avenue, between 5th street and 6th street (there are just a handful of tickets left!). We're inviting you to experience some of the finest food the Comox Valley has to offer. Our own Chef Jonathan Frazier has created a 4 course menu reflecting the essence of the Valley itself - it's truly inspiring. Dawn Postnikoff of West Coast Gourmet is organizing this inaugural event and joins us on this episode. The ever amazing Connie Earl sits in as well to reveal pairings, inspirations and other sneak previews. We're all so excited! We hope you are too!
Sunset on the Street Long Table Dinner Downtown Courtenay Sunday, September 17th 5:00 pm 4 Course Gourmet Dinner paired with Local Spirits & Wines. Live Music with Easy Street. $100 The Downtown Courtenay
Jonathan and Darren have a chance to sit down and catch up with what's going on in the Edible Valley. With a few new changes the big one being new Studio to podcast from. Also the boys get a chance to talk about some of the upcoming things they are up too.